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San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Manu Ginobili (20) drives to the hoop against Boston Celtics forward Chris Wilcox, left, and forward Jared Sullinger (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Parker, Duncan carry Spurs past Celtics, 112-100

BOSTON — Tony Parker scored a season-high 26 points, Tim Duncan had 20 points and 15 rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Boston Celtics 112-100 on Wednesday night.

Reserve Tiago Splitter added a season-high 23 points, many coming when the Spurs took charge late in the third and early in the fourth.

Rajon Rondo had 22 points and extended his consecutive streak of double-digit assist games to 35 with 15. Paul Pierce, who sprained his ankle in a 20-point loss at Detroit on Sunday, had 19 points.

DeJuan Blair chipped in with 12 points for the Spurs (9-3), but it was Parker winning the battle of elite point guards against Rondo that carried San Antonio.

Brandon Bass scored 16 and Kevin Garnett 14 for Boston (6-6).

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